Lecturer in French, Department of Language and Linguistics

University of Essex

United Kingdom

May 24, 2022


Job title

Lecturer in French, Department of Language and Linguistics

Job reference


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£31,406 - £34,304 per annum, pro-rata

Employment type

Permanent, Part-time

Job category/type

Academic, Education



Job description


The Department of Language and Linguistics (DLL) has 37 full-time academic members of staff and provides a broad spectrum of expertise in the study of language and in the practical teaching of modern foreign languages. Its core ambition is to offer students a transformative educational experience in these areas underpinned by high quality research. The majority of research conducted in the department is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', placing us 8th among departments in the UK for research quality (REF 2014). Languages for All offers a portfolio of language courses to non-specialist language learners at the University of Essex. Courses are currently delivered by a mixture of permanent core teaching staff and part-time teachers.

Duties of the Role

The Department of Language and Linguistics is seeking to appoint a part-time Lecturer in French to contribute to all aspects of the provision of French within the Languages for All programme. Duties will include the development of courses and modules, evening class teaching, coordination of part-time teachers, the supervision of online courses, as well as some organisational and administrative duties within the Department.

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will have a relevant Bachelor's degree and/or professional experience and/or practice in the field of French language teaching, competence in French equivalent to a native speaker and experience in language teaching in the Higher or Further Education sector, or demonstrable potential to achieve this. Previous coordination experience and relevant Postgraduate qualifications are desirable.

This is a permanent, part time role on an ASE (teaching only) contract, starting the 1 September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be made as Lecturer.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https: // www. essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and- faith

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (resourcing@essex.ac.uk).

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About the employer

Founded in the year 1964, the University of Essex is one of the leading universities located in England, the U.K. same year, 122 students enrolled themselves at the university, which grew up to nearly 1,00,000 during the subsequent 50 years....